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#1
The players have spoken! Congrats on a well-deserved win!
#2
Quote from: heltenjon on 09 Feb 2022, 17:06
Quote from: Shadow1000 on 09 Feb 2022, 16:27
I got stuck in the same place as the others. Unfortunately I didn't see a Save/Load so I had to turn it off and lose my progress. I think I'd be willing to try again if there would be a Save/Load and the language would be sorted out.
You can save and load with F5 and F7.

Ahh...I didn't get that puzzle on my own. Thanks :)
#3
I got stuck in the same place as the others. Unfortunately I didn't see a Save/Load so I had to turn it off and lose my progress. I think I'd be willing to try again if there would be a Save/Load and the language would be sorted out.
#4
I played the three entries and here are my thoughts:

Signal Loss by Breton
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Excellent entry. Really creative thinking and story. There seems to be a feel to the entry that it was created with more in mind that had to get chopped because of the deadline. If I'm right, I hope to see a more complete release. The strengths of the game are in the story, world, graphics, characters and gameplay, especially the sine-wave part (for lack of a better word). There weren't really many puzzles to the game, it was more a list of things to complete but a really enjoyable experience.


Little Leonardo by Raccoon
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It takes a special skill to create a complete game without a single spoken word. Instant points for the accomplishment! Outstanding in the graphics, super-smooth, almost professional grade animations, and well-designed puzzles. It took some work to get through the game and I got stuck and needed a hand only on the very last thing to do.

The only negative I want to raise is that because of the non-verbal communication, it was sometimes hard to know what the next goal is. I didn't always know what was being depicted in the thought-bubble. HOWEVER, considering that I was able to work it all out on my own, I don't mind seeing the "what does that graphic mean?" as part of the puzzles in which case I'll say the game was almost flawless, and exceptional not only within the context of this month's MAGS contest but even in comparison to some of the best MAGS entries to date.


Get the Picture by Pajama Sam
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I think I spent more time downloading the files one by one than actually playing. I'd say this is more of a reflex test than a game but maybe the idea can be incorporated into something bigger?


To me, the vote went to
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Little Leonardo. Signal Loss is a really good entry, but weak on the puzzles. Little Leonardo has it all, and gets my vote


Awesome entries!
#5
Quote from: Pajama Sam on 01 Feb 2022, 05:32
  I was just too busy to work on this and I really wasn't  much into it. But anyways here's what I left off with.
Presenting: "Get The Picture"
Controls: press spacebar to take a picture.If you miss it press space again.
The goal: To take a picture of an eagle being entirely on screen. Be aware that the eagle doesn't always look the same.
Number of levels available so far:5
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tno7x1myl33mo/Compiled

Is there another way to download this? When I click the folders to download, a popup opens saying that I need to upgrade to Premium?

Or is this the first puzzle of the game? (that was a joke..)
#6
Quote from: Cassiebsg on 21 Mar 2022, 22:59

Yes, eri0o, IRC is still a thing. :) Feel free to drop in whenever you like, we'll be there.



Ok, I'll bite. What's IRC? :)
#7
I agree that it would have been nice to see more votes. I think it's ok that the final score is shown in full. I also think that has there been a stronger voter turnout that the games that got 0 votes may have snagged a few votes. If you have enough voters, then SOMEONE will have preferred those two over the games that got the votes.

Maybe next month we should offer doughnuts for anyone who votes?
#8
Big contrats to OneDollar. It really was an awesome game and the players have spoken!
#9
What a terrific turnout! I really enjoyed playing these games. Here are my thoughts:

Gifting Spirit by Pax Amino:
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This game has EVERYTHING! Simple number matching to inventory puzzles to money management and most of all, TIME management. You will want to keep playing this over and over to get a better score each time as you solve more tasks and realize that some things have to be done by a deadline or before other tasks. There is an incredible amount packed into this seemingly simple children's Christmas game.


I believe I played it 7 times and got a lot done. I did not complete the game with a perfect score but I really enjoyed the experience.

Santa Clause in A Flight to Remember by OneDollar:
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VERY impressive entry: graphics are stunning, the story is hilarious and the puzzles are far more sophisticated than the average MAGS entry. I have to confess that I did NOT just breeze through the puzzles so every time I got a bit further I said "Oh YEAHH!!!" in joy. I noticed that almost everything you click or combine has clear and detailed responses.


Knorrig the Gifted Troublemaker by Pogwizd:
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Well-done pixel art and animation. Lovely Christmas music and some fun puzzles. I had a lot of chuckles while playing. Thanks for accommodating the colour puzzle!


A caixa by Cassiebsg and Elen Heart:
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- Graphics: I found the top-down view to be a bit hard to follow. I would not recommend making a complete game like this. Perhaps if there's part of a game where you need to see the big picture at once then a bird's-eye view would be appropriate. Otherwise I'd rather just see what I need to see for whatever I'm doing in the game. The art for the puzzle and essentially the "demo over" art is GORGEOUS and certainly looks like Elen's amazing art we've enjoyed in the past!
- Puzzle: not my speed. Could be other players like this kind of thing?

The concept behind the game is intriguing and once I got past the puzzle I really wanted to know what happens next, so the demo is successful in that sense. I hope this game is developed into a full release!

Oh, and I like that the title is in Portuguese :)


Voting for this contest was not easy because
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Gifting Spirit and Flight to Remember are just so outstanding. I like the fact that Gifting Spirit has such a variety of things to do and to be honest, I can't think of anything I've played quite like it. Flight to remember is more of a standard AGS game but incredibly strong in terms of puzzle design, concept, story and art.

Ultimately, I had to ask myself which game I enjoyed more overall while playing and I told myself that Flight to Remember was just that much more enjoyable so it got my vote


Really good competition and it made my holiday season (which was actually extremely difficult) a bit more cheerful for a few hours. Thank you and congrats to all entries.
#10
Short but really enjoyable game. Well-done pixel art and animation. Lovely Christmas music and some fun puzzles. I had a lot of chuckles while playing. Thanks for accommodating the colour puzzle! Good luck in the contest.
#11
I completed this game last night. VERY impressive entry: graphics are stunning, the story is hilarious and the puzzles are far more sophisticated than the average MAGS entry. I have to confess that I did NOT just breeze through the puzzles so every time I got a bit further I said "Oh YEAHH!!!" in joy. I noticed that almost everything you click or combine has clear and detailed responses.

Big congratulations
#12
Quote from: cat on 29 Dec 2021, 21:06
The game is super cute with lots of stuff to do. I especially like
[spoiler]that you get every grocery item in your inventory and afterwards it is put into a bag.[/spoiler]
Did you make all the graphics yourself?

It would be nice if you could skip at least the intro cutscene with ESC.  Can you give me a hint what those numbers on top mean? I understand the Energy part, but where do I need health points? The orange point is money, I assume, but what is purple?

The bottom number (under the money; I don't know what colour it is) indicates spirit. You get more spirit points as you "do things". You can exchange them for money with someone you'll meet.
#13
Quote from: SinSin on 17 Dec 2021, 12:51
What a lovely little game..  I've played it about 5 times so far and still have not done everything just yet.

[spoiler] I have to find 1 doll and post all of the Christmas cards (no idea where to post them) [/spoiler]

I played 4 more times last night and finally figured out how to
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snag the turkey. I got all the presents, delivered all the cards, got all the lights and revived one snowman. I only found 6 dolls and have to figure out how to revive 3 more snowmen.


There is a LOT of replay value to this game. In fact, expect to play it just to figure out specific tasks so you can develop a strategy to do things most efficiently.
#14
Quote from: Pax Animo on 16 Dec 2021, 18:29
Quote from: Shadow1000 on 16 Dec 2021, 15:38
Question: is it even possible to get a perfect score in the time allotted??

Hey Shadow1000,

But I do hope the game is not overly annoying or frustrating in anyway.

Definitely not for me! If anything, you've completely nailed the ability to make a game addictive. If it says anything, I was playing till about 1:15 am last night!
#15
Quote from: Pax Animo on 16 Dec 2021, 10:47
Greetings,

My entry for this months MAGS.

Gifting Spirit


https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2586/

I played this game 3 rimes last night. It is FAR from simple. There is SO much to do and figure out and each time I discovered more. I don't want to give anything away, but time management is essential. I'll elaborate more when it comes time to vote but amazing job for such a short period of time.

Question: is it even possible to get a perfect score in the time allotted??

#16
I played this game last night. It was a really good experience: outstanding graphics and mood; the music actually got my pulse racing to keep on going! everything was just perfectly done for what it is. As Jon said, the strength is not the puzzles but the storytelling and that aspect is completely aced. I would see the puzzles as a way of making the story more interactive than just sitting back and watching.

#17
After a few dry months it looks like we've got some serious participation this month! I look forward to playing, voting and posting dumb comments. Good luck to all!
#18
Great addition to the previous games from the same author. Impressive number of cutscenes for such a short game. Logical and enjoyable puzzles. I have never seen a divided by sign as part of the inventory so if this is your own innovation then congrats for coming up with this. Graphics and backgrounds are right on. I agree with Heltonjon as far as the emotion and while subject to interpretation, I believe that the game is about
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demons created by her relationships with her family
. Everything about creating the setting is nailed, including playing "Hush little baby" during some of those cutscenes.

I have a small improvement suggestion but I'll private message because I don't want to give away any part of the game.





#19
I finished the game with 197 points - rank of Zigor.

I see that many actions such as clicking the Information button give you more points so I'm not surprised I missed a few even though I completed the game.

It seems that most of the jokes were intended for an inside audience. Nevertheless, it's a cool demo and quite playable without being unreasonably difficult.

Good luck on the project!
#20
I agree with Heltonjon for the most part:

Unexpected Guest by Pell:
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I don't think this is a game? Unless there's an action to be taken that I couldn't figure out, it's just a picture. I don't know if there are minimum qualifications for entries such as the player at least DOING something but I'll let the votes speak for themselves


Halloween with an Unexpected Guest by Heltenjon:
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Cute Idea and the pictures/puns made me smile. Definitely rates as a game in the sense that there are things to do but I found myself losing interest probably halfway through the game.
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